|William Greeneberry Russell|
Russell's association with gold mining in the Front Range didn't end well as he was run out of town after 1860 and the beginning of the Civil War. The community of miners was overwhelmingly comprised of Union soldiers and supporters and, as a Southerner, Russell saw the political and social environment turn quickly against him. He left Colorado only to be caught up in the Civil War. After the war he returned to Colorado but was not as successful as he had been previously. He settled in Indian Territory with his wife where he passed away after an illness.